Taghi, Homa and Mazyar were arrested and interrogated by the Iranian regime. All three testify with their bodies, with their gestures, and tell what it means to resist, what it means to break. Is there any hope that the torturer will one day reconnect with his conscience?
Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1972, he first studied architecture in Paris before turning to filmmaking. He directed his first medium-length documentary, ‘Mothers of Martyrs’, in 2004. In 2010, he made ‘Bassidji’, in which he attempted to dialogue with the defenders of the Iranian regime. He continued this approach with ‘Iranian’ (2014), where he convinced supporters of the regime to stay with him for two days. His lastest films, ‘My Worst Enemy’ and ‘Where God Is Not’, were premiered at the Berlinale in 2023 (the second of which won the Ecumenical Jury Prize at Berlinale Forum), and deal with the violence of interrogation and detention in Iran.